Event Title

Undergraduate Research to Transform the Curriculum and Culture at Saint Leo University

Presentation Type

Poster Session

Location

Burnett Honors College

Start Date

11-10-2013 5:15 PM

End Date

11-10-2013 7:00 PM

Description/Abstract

The benefits of undergraduate participation in research are well established amongst science educators. However, participation by undergraduates-- particularly underclassmen—is often limited. The reasons for this are manifold, including the fact that students often fail to see the importance of participation, students may feel unqualified to contribute, and genuine research experiences are traditionally extracurricular opportunities in most undergraduate programs. The presenters will share some of the strategies employed by the Saint Leo University faculty to transform the curriculum and culture of the Biology program to promote undergraduate research.

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Oct 11th, 5:15 PM Oct 11th, 7:00 PM

Undergraduate Research to Transform the Curriculum and Culture at Saint Leo University

Burnett Honors College

The benefits of undergraduate participation in research are well established amongst science educators. However, participation by undergraduates-- particularly underclassmen—is often limited. The reasons for this are manifold, including the fact that students often fail to see the importance of participation, students may feel unqualified to contribute, and genuine research experiences are traditionally extracurricular opportunities in most undergraduate programs. The presenters will share some of the strategies employed by the Saint Leo University faculty to transform the curriculum and culture of the Biology program to promote undergraduate research.